New changes every day

New changes every day

Wall finishing takes a really long time. But it’s finally finished, and we’ve moved on to all the things that make us feel like this is really going to happen! If I want to keep up with the changes, I need to pop in practically every day, because it seems like one more thing is finished.

Tipping: My Policy and how I got there

Tipping is a terribly complicated issue for massage therapists and massage clients alike. It seems like every spa and massage office has slightly different expectations, and there’s no “standard” for how much, or even when to tip or not to tip. When...
Walls, we have them!

Walls, we have them!

And finally, we come to my favorite part of any construction project – drywall! I know, it’s not glamorous, but not only do I enjoy doing it, this is the place in any building improvement project where you can really see what’s happening to the space. For the first time…

Staff Area Plans, plus bonus! insulation.

Staff Area Plans, plus bonus! insulation.

Okay, just admit it, you know you’re excited about the insulation. Well, I’m excited about the insulation.

I had planned to have some images of what I’m calling the “Staff Area,” although we will be only 2 (plus spouses who may occasionally wander through,)…

Starting to rebuild

Starting to rebuild

First up, we needed a new roof, because when last we left our intrepid remodeling heroes, things looked like this: (img) Yep, that’s daylight through those ceiling joists. This is, naturally, the ideal state for your building to be, in the middle of a NW Oregon winter. In addition to having a completely new roof…

Tear it down

Tear it down

Warning: Image heavy post. Anybody who has ever embarked on a project of this magnitude, knows it’s not for the faint of heart. Lucky for me, I get to be a tenant, and reap all of the benefits of Tamara’s hard work! So even though it’s not technically my project, I’ve been peeking in since the beginning.

Getting started

Getting started

In the beginning, there was a Happy Hour – two friends meeting to talk shop. She was expressing some frustration with her current downtown location, and I was considering some changes as well. I suggested, half joking, that we should find a little commercially-zoned house somewhere in central Beaverton